Thursday, July 10, 2008

Another hotel chain focuses on greener hotels: Fairmont hotels


Another proof that becomeing greener is a prioity of hotels these days ... and guess what ? their green policy started in 1990 ... and was recognized in 2006 with the Worldwide Hospitality Award - Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
Please have a look at their corporate website on the greeing of their hotels:
Over a century ago Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was founded on an enduring connection to the land, communities and people where we do business. Then in 1990 our Canadian hotels pioneered The Fairmont Green Partnership, literally writing the book on sustainable best practices in the lodging industry, while developing a comprehensive commitment to minimizing our hotels' impact on the planet.

Today we continue to grow environmental stewardship in ten countries - from setting expectations with external vendors, to daily business decisions affecting hotel construction, operations, renovation and training. Because the environment isn't just something that's 'out there' - it's where we live, work and play each day.

Worldwide Hospitality Award - Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program, 2006. On November 9, 2006 during the annual Hospitality Awards ceremony in Paris, France, Fairmont received the designation as Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program for its Green Partnership program. The award recognizes the best example of environmental and humanitarian activity, sustainable development, and the involvement of local populations by hotel groups throughout the world. The Worldwide Hospitality Awards were presented by the MKG Group, an organization associated with HTR Magazine.

2 comments:

Crystal said...

Check out this hotel: http://www.gaianapavalleyhotel.com/.

Not sure if you posted on this already, but I ended up staying here after doing my own "green" hotel research. It was part of my own blog post here: http://sbgreenspot.blogspot.com/search?q=Gaia.

Let me know what you think!

Crystal said...

Sorry-- had to update something...that blog post can actually be found here:
www.greenfixes.blogspot.com...Site change.